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The M1 Helmet of World War Two – the “steel pot” The rear seam on a World War II helmet.
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The M1 Helmet of World War Two – the “steel pot”

By Olivier C. Dorrell The US M1 helmet is perhaps one of the most iconic items of military equipment, made famous not only in period photographs from the Second World War and Vietnam, but also from numerous war films such as the D-Day epic, The Longest Day, or Audie Murphy’s […]

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The Hidden World of WWI Reveals Groundbreaking Discovery

When photographer Jeffrey Gusky, M.D., FACEP, was given exclusive access to record all but forgotten underground cities of World War I lying beneath private farms in France, he had no idea what to expect or the impact it would have on others. Now captured in thousands of striking images, Gusky […]

REVIEWS HAYNES FAIREY SWORDFISH – Review by Mark Barnes

HAYNES FAIREY SWORDFISH – Review by Mark Barnes

Craig, if you’re reading this you may remember the day in 1964 when I sat on your model of a Fairey Swordfish at your mum’s house in Hartlepool. There ends my association with the much-loved Stringbag of World War II. But there were occasions seeing the real thing ambling across […]

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Japanese Tanks 1927 – 1945 Between 1925 and 1945 the Imperial Japanese military designed an impressive arsenal of Tanks and Tank Modifications including japanese WW2 tanks

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